€>auannatj folate (Eollege g>auannalj, (Georgia ®tje (Due Munbrtb ©uientg-^econo (Euuimencement 3Gux et Beritas August £fineteentif •Nineteen Hunoreb ano €igt|ttr £>euen $M. ^auannai; (Etutc (Eentcr Sweater GDrfcer of Procession THE CHIEF MARSHAL THE CLASS MARSHALS CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTERS DEGREE INSTRUCTORS OF THE COLLEGE ASSISTANT PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE PROFESSORS EMERITI THE GRADUATE FACULTY THE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ACADEMIC MACE Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savannah State College Academic Procession carries an official mace which is in- dicative of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the College. The mace is a club-shaped staff which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums and academic enterprises. The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from mahogany wood by Dr. Ernest S. Brown, Assistant Professor of Industrial Education. Dr. Lester B. Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built the Mace Stand. The College motto is "LuxEt Veritas" ("Light and Truth"). ORDER OF EXERCISES ♦ACADEMIC PROCESSION: "War March of the Priests" Felix Mendelssohn James Thompson, Jr., M.M.Ed., Organist INVOCATION The Reverend Samuel Williams, M.Div. College Minister SELECTION: "Build Thee More Stately Mansion" Mark Andrews Walker Durham, Tenor James Thompson, Jr., Accompanist INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Erwin A. Friedman, J.D. First District Regent University System of Georgia COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS Elridge W. McMillan, L.H.D. Fifth District Regent University System of Georgia and Executive Director, Southern Education Foundation SELECTION: "Honor, Honor" Hall Johnson Magnon Washington, Soprano James Thompson, Jr., Accompanist PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Charles Wade, Ed.D. Vice President for Academic Affairs School of Business Departments of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems, and Business Administration and Office Administration Thomas R. Eason, Ph.D. School of Education Ida J. Gadsden, Ed.D. Armstrong State College School of Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Humanities and Fine Arts Luetta C. Milledge, Ph.D. Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences Isaiah Mclver, Ph.D. School of Sciences and Technology Departments of Chemistry, Biology and Life Sciences, and Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science Margaret C. Robinson, Ph.D. Departments of Engineering Technology and Home Economics .... Lester B. Johnson, Ph.D. CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Clyde W. Hall, Ed.D. Acting President Assisted by Charles Wade PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATE DEGREES Charles Wade CONFERRING OF GRADUATE DEGREES Clyde W. Hall ALUMNI INDUCTION Roy L. Jackson, B.S. Vice President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association PRESENTATION OF N.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION Commander John Slaven, M.S. Commanding Officer, Savannah State College N.R.O.T.C. ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE Commander John Slaven PRAYER FOR THE NEW OFFICERS: "Vera Sancte Spiritus" . . The Reverend Samuel Williams ANNOUNCEMENTS SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN BENEDICTION The Reverend Samuel Williams SEVEN-FOLD AMEN ♦♦RECESSIONAL: "Pomp and Circumstance" Sir Edward Elgar James Thompson, Jr., Organist ♦The audience is requested to remain seated. ♦♦The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited. baccalaureate Degree* (Knnferrefc SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Accounting Brown, Terry Yevan Savannah Culbreath, Rosalind Renee Augusta Heller, Robert Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Hunter, Gregory Savannah Jackson, Rosa Lee Savannah Robinson, Clarence Authur Savannah Finance Coleman, Angela Savannah General Business Administration Binns, Agnes M Athens Cobb, Bobbie Jean Macon Conyers, Joseph Matthew Bainbridge **Dean, Albert Hansom Savannah Hill, Dianne Marie Dry Branch Milledge, James Warren Savannah Williams, Tommy Camilla Management and Marketing Storms, William Russell New York, New York Williams, Jimmie Waldon Columbus Office Administration Varnedoe, Roszina Midway SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Elementary Education Branan, Presley Leonard Savannah Farmer, Barbara Ann Gilliard Savannah Frazier, Edvenna Johnson Savannah Murphy, Emma Katrina Savannah Ransom, Eddie LeWanda Robins Savannah Thomas, Sandra Colette Camilla SECONDARY EDUCATION Art Education Chirbas, James Charles Savannah Tootle, Weldon Savannah Business Education Williams, Michelle Savannah Physical Education Cooper, Roy Rogers Sylvania Kwawu, Leonard Teddy M Savannah Reeves, Melvin L Savannah Trade and Industrial Education Moore, Pierce Douglas SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES English Language and Literature Latimer, Daisy Ann Benaa Savannah Criminal Justice Clark, Charles A Irvington, New Jersey Hightower, Anita Elizabeth Milledgeville Luten, Wanda Howell Savannah Jackson, James Eddie Adel Wallace, Saundra Renee Brooklyn, New York Wilkerson, Inez F Savannah Social Work Williams, Willie J Macon Political Science Lavender, Rhonda Avis Savannah SCHOOL OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY Biology Cooper, Gladys Denise Waycross Sumner, Benjamin Baxley Chemistry ♦♦Cochran, Clifford Alton Pelham ♦♦Jones, Fred Savannah Mathematics Adams, Brenda S Summerville Elliott, LaVerne Shea Savannah Gibbons, J. B Savannah Kwawu, Geneva Roberts Savannah Wilson, Lillie E Savannah Electronics Engineering Technology Curry, Albert Edgefield, South Carolina Textiles and Clothing Williams, Pamela Denise Savannah **In absentia. NOTE: Appearance of a name on any list in this program must not be considered as conclusive evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all requirements for a particular degree and whose names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree indicated. (Ean&toatejs iFor ®ijc UHaater Scgma AUGUST 1980 GRADUATES MASTER OF EDUCATION IN BUSINESS EDUCATION Dwinda Denise Lewis BS Degree Livingstone College 1976 Charles Schwartz BS Degree University of Illinois 1968 MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Pamela Kaye Bridges BS Degree Armstrong State College 1968 Daniel W. Cleary, III BBA Degree Armstrong State College 1978 John William Edwards, Jr BBA Degree Armstrong State College 1974 Honor (Sraimatos August 19, 1980 MAGNA CUM LAUDE (3.400-3.749) Albert Curry, Jr. Emma Katrina Murphy CUM LAUDE (3.000-3.399) James Chirbas Clifford Alton Cochran Edvenna Johnson Frazier Geneva Roberts Kwawu Leonard Teddy M. Kwawu Eddie LaWanda R. Ransom MEMBERS OF ALPHA KAPPA MU NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Albert Curry USHERS N.R.O.T.C. Midshipmen SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, To our A Ima Mater, S. S. C. Thine honor, pride, and eminence, We raise in prayerful reverence. Guide us still from day to day, Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; Help us know that life, short or long, Means unceasing work for weak and strong. REFRAIN Where Savannah meets the sea, Where grassy plains and palms abound, Where the flow' rs are gems of loveliness, There S.S.C. is found. We adore each beauteous scene and hall, Our all we pledge to Thee! In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee. We hail Thee, S.S.C. — J. Randolph Fisher Hillary Hatchett ANNOUNCEMENTS 1980 Fall Quarter Freshmen, September 18 Upperclassmen, September 19 ACADEMIC COSTUMES Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a half century ago it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square- shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The gown for the master's degree, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the aca- demic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American Intercollegiate Code is as follows: Agriculture Maise Arts, Letters, Humanities White Business Drab Economics Copper Education Light Blue Law Purple Library Science Lemon Music Pink Oratory — (Speech) Silver Gray Philosophy Dark Blue Physical Education Sage Green Science Golden Yellow Theology Scarlet At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue back- ground to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.